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The Coffee House #146




This month in The Coffee House:

GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT
With joblessness hovering around 10 percent, large numbers of people are trying to get by on unemployment insurance, but many other qualify who donât apply. For tips on navigating the UI system, we turn to Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center. (Host: Fred Feinstein)

THE CASE AGAINST ARTIFICIAL TURF SOCCER FIELDS
As the youth soccer booms spreads across the country, grass fields that were once only lightly used are now over-subscribed and they show it. Some jurisdictions are turning to artificial turf in the belief that it is more durable and cost effective, despite coaches and players generally preferring grass. Neurobiologist Kathleen Michels maintains that not only is grass a safer surface for players and the environment, it is actually more cost effective than artificial turf. (Host: Howard Kohn)

NONE DARE CALL IT HIP-HOP
Itâs actually a wide variety of styles that get lumped under the Hip-Hop label. Junious Brickhouse and Emily Wessel of the DC-based Urban Artistry dance company are intent on exploring and reclaiming all these varied styles. (Host: Peter Dimuro)

Also this month⦠Poetry by Kyle Dargan (âTesseraeâ) and Anne Becker (âBerry Hollowâ), and roots music by the U-Liners.


Producer Mark Cohen

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